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Alex McKinnon images from the RS Aero Australian Championship

by Alex McKinnon on 1 Apr 2017
Peter Stephinson from MHASC on Glide Free2. Currently fourth overall two points behind Nick Collis-George. On the way to the finish. Catching some great waves.   - RS Aero Australian Championship Alex McKinnon Photography
The 2017 RS Aero Australian Championship is being staged out of the Black Rock Yacht Club. On the Eastern shores of Melbourne's Port Phillip, the club has an enviable history for holding A Grade dinghy events. There is a fleet of 21 boats for this national title. The PRO for the series is Matt Ross, and on the Saturday, we had three races, with an Olympic triangle and windward return course.

The winds ranged from 10 -15 knots, with gusts up to 18 knots, and very lumpy seas, given the fetch from the bottom of the Bay, and that the breeze had been in for the last couple of days.
The first race had a bearing of 235 degrees over a range of 0.4nm. This shifted to 205 for the second and third races, with a slight increase out to 0.45nm. All races got away cleanly, first time off - has to be some sort of record...

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